Ah, summer — that blissful season when life is cool and carefree. (Just kidding — you’re trapped in an office while it’s gorgeous out, your hair can’t handle the humidity, and your vacation days are dwindling.) But! The spate of new releases at your local bookstore is finally more compelling than your out-of-date Netflix queue.
We’ve rounded up a selection of reading material by turns easy, breezy, and above all, brilliant — plus its perfect cocktail complement. Enjoy.
Read This: The Girls: A Novel
Set in Northern California in the '60s, Emma Cline’s much-hyped debut novel contemplates freedom and femininity through the eyes of a young woman compelled to join a Manson-like cult.
Drink That: Spicy Kombucha Bloody Mary
The novel’s ups, downs, and flashes of madness will have you hankering for a pull-no-punches Bloody Mary.
What's your favorite beach read and cocktail combo?